Dr. Darby’s presentation will draw upon historical and cultural context to explain the impact of archaeology in Jerusalem on various people groups and religious traditions, helping to elucidate why archaeological exploration continues to be intertwined with international politics, nationalism, and cultural identity.
Erin Darby is an Associate Professor of Early Judaism and Faculty Director of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships at the University of Tennessee. She has worked as an archaeologist in Israel since 2003 and in Jordan since 2008, and her research has taken her to Egypt, Syria, and Turkey as well. In addition to her other scholarly work, Dr. Darby has an interest in the way archaeological sites–like Jerusalem– feature in modern political decision-making and soft diplomacy and how archaeology intersects with nationalism, tourism, and local economies.
Organised by The Zelikovitz Centre for Jewish Studies and the College of the Humanities of Carleton University.
Online Zoom lecture; pre-registration required.